Some like it hot, and some like it cold. While Ritetemp thermostat models won't do anything for your pease porridge, they are a wonderfully efficient way of programming the temperature you prefer in your house. If you don't happen to have the Ritetemp thermostat manual, looking at all those buttons might be confusing and overwhelming, but the fact is, Ritetemp thermostat programming is easy once you understand how the thermostat works.

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Ritetemp Thermostat Instructions

Ritetemp Thermostat Models

If you are worried that you won't find a programmable thermostat to fit your situation, you haven't taken the time to look at the numerous Ritetemp thermostat models available. The company offers a range of models in the 6000 series and also in its 8000 series. Each model has different capabilities, so be sure to consult the thermostat product selection matrix for each series before you buy.

For example, model 6002A controls either heat or cooling but not both. If you want one of the Ritetemp thermostat models that can be programmed for both, buy 6008 or bigger. The top of the 6000 line is the 6080, and it has many handy functions, including humidity control and remote control operation.

Ritetemp Thermostat Programming

The exact instructions to program your Ritetemp thermostat depend on your model type. However, the same general rules apply to many. Most models can be used to set both heating and cooling preferences. Here are some of the basics that are set out in the Ritetemp thermostat instructions for the 6022 model.

Ritetemp model 6022, like most of its models, shows the current time and the current home temperature right on the front screen. However, you have to jump start this process by pressing the "clock" button once to set the day of the week. Once this is done, press it again to set the time. It's important to get this right, since your programming schedule depends on it.

This Ritetemp model comes with preprogrammed Energy Star settings that have been recommended by the EPA because of their energy efficiency. You can use this program if it works for you, but you don't have to. You can also set your own program to suit your preferences.

Ritetemp Thermostat Instructions for 6022

To start Ritetemp thermostat programming for models like the 6022, you'll want to find the heat/cool adjustment and move the switch to "heat" and then press the "program" button. An abbreviation for the day of the week will appear, so you'll need to press the "day" button to adjust to whatever day it is.

Move through the programming by pressing the "next" button. One press will take you to a choice of time: "morn," "day," "even" and "nite." Pick one and then press either the "+" or "-" button to adjust the programmed heat to the temperature desired. Then press "time" to set the time that "morn" represents to you. Do the same thing with the "day," "even" and "nite" temperatures.

Once you are done with those, you can push "day" again to move to another day. If you want it the same as the prior day you programmed, push "copy." Repeat this day by day until the Ritetemp thermostat programming is complete for the week. For cooling, switch the heat/cool to "cool" and repeat the procedure.